A Tail of Tradition

105 years ago, the University of Missouri started a tradition, now known nation-wide, called Homecoming.  In Columbia, this day is widely regarded as “the best day of the year”, and the weekend does not have a shortage of activities to participate in.

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This year, Sigma Kappa was paired with the men of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.  After weeks and weeks of preparation, Homecoming took place this last weekend, and we put on a pretty good show.14726256_530386493826011_1763132234476290048_n

The Homecoming festivities kicked off with the largest student run blood drive in the country.  This year, the Mizzou community received 4,374 units of blood, and each unit saves 3 lives! There was also a service event with the Food Bank, where 33,616 cans of food were collected, and 1,800+ hours were served!  Sigma Kappa placed 5th in the blood drive, and 1st in service!

The Tuesday night before Homecoming weekend, we participated in fling. We performed a skit and dance based on Rainbow Fish.  Our main character, Rainbow Fish, was trying to find her perfect match under the sea, Bachelorette style!

Homecoming continued with the banner, Decorate the District, and house decorations competitions!  We took our theme of Rainbow Fish and transformed it into amazing artwork.  Sigma Kappa placed 2nd in banner and Decorate the District and 1st in house decorations! We are so excited, because that’s a category that we’ve never placed in before!

Saturday morning, we participated in the Homecoming parade along with many other campus and Columbia community organizations.  Once again, we made our float based off of the Rainbow Fish story.

And last but not least, we enjoyed the game! Although, the Tigers lost, it was still a great day! We had an amazing time bonding with our sisters and putting all of these amazing events together! We can’t wait for Homecoming next year!

 

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